Sony Online Entertainment released a statement on its forums today letting players know that any and all modification to its newest game, Planetside 2, would not be tolerated.
It is vital that you not run software which modifies the Planetside 2 client in any way. If you do this, you are indistinguishable from various hacks that work in the same manner. The result of this is that you will be banned from gameplay and lose your characters/items.
We cannot make exceptions to this. We do understand there are relatively harmless apps that fall in this category, but if we allowed those they would simply be used as a shield excuse by players trying to cheat. This same rule applies to data that Planetside 2 uses for gameplay. Do not modify any of these files or attempt to modify them in memory…
…The above does not apply to user initiated *.INI changes, those are allowed, although setting your own options incorrectly can result in bugs.
In a separate post, it was clarified that programs like Mumble, Teamspeak, Fraps, and Steam would be allowed, as they have overlays that “affect” the game, but do not alter it.
Planetside is the newest MMO shooter from Sony, just released on the 20th of November.